Art only for the rich? “Spain auctions off visits to Altamira cave paintings”

1108px-AltamiraBison“Access to Spain’s Altamira cave and its spectacular Paleolithic paintings might soon be easier for the super-wealthy if an auction system proposed by the regional government of Cantabria goes ahead.  At present, only a group of five randomly selected visitors is allowed into the cave each week for a few minutes in the company of two guides. The new proposal contemplates an auction that would give the highest bidder the right to a guided tour of the cave.” (Source and read more at: (also:
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